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Jail For Speeding Driver Who Knocked Down And Killed Boy, 5

18/06/2014 11:51 | Updated 20 May 2015

Jail for speeding driver who killed boy, 5

A speeding driver who killed a five-year-old boy told his grieving family: "S**t happens, life goes on."

Wayne Payne, 31, hit Cameron Ward as the boy travelled home with his mum and dad from a family party.

A judge had bailed the killer driver over the weekend on 'compassionate grounds' so he could see his two young daughters before being jailed.

But just minutes later, Payne argued with Cameron's grieving relatives outside Birmingham Crown Court - before walking away saying: "S**t happens, life goes on."

Judge Stuart Rafferty QC jailed Payne for five years and told him: "You were let out on trust by me for the weekend and the fact that you behaved in that way is a very unfortunate state of affairs."

The court was told Payne was travelling at 61mph in a 30mph zone and he had not braked before the collision in Erdington, Birmingham in April last year.

A jury took 45 minutes to find him guilty of causing death by dangerous driving.

Payne was also banned from driving for five years.

The court heard he had convictions for drug possession dating back to 2004 and two fixed penalty notices from 2010 and 2012 for using a phone while driving.

Judge Rafferty told Payne: "A five-year-old boy has lost his life before he even had a chance to begin to live."

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